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|Alias:||Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, Vulnerabilidad en Microsoft Windows|
It is a critical vulnerability in Outlook Express 6 on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows to remotely execute arbitrary code in the vulnerable computer.
|First detected on:||Aug. 9, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 9, 2006|
MS06-043 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in Outlook Express 6 on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.
If exploited successfully, MS06-043 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.
This vulnerability is exploited by creating a malicious web page and enticing users into accessing it. An email message in HTML format could also be used.
If you have a Windows 2003/XP computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.